Serpentine or Ophite is a variety of quartz that grows in fine pyramidal crystals. Its name is of Greek origin. The ancient Greeks believed that anyone who wore amethyst jewelry was relieved of the effects of intoxication. In the Bible it is identified with the ninth tribe of Issachar and adorns the vestments of the great high priest of Solomon’s temple. In John’s Revelation, he is the twelfth stone of the new Jerusalem. It comes from the sedimentary rocks of Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, the United States, the Ural Mountains, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
All minerals used for the creation of our kombolois are mostly gemstones used to craft jewelry. Please treat your komboloi with care. Inclusions, cracks and breakage surfaces are a natural phenomenon and should never be associated with wear and tear.